Choose Your Story, Change Your Life With Bestselling Author Kindra Hall

Kindra Hall

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Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life.

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Meet Kindra Hall

Kindra Hall is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and an award-winning storyteller. She’s also the chief storytelling officer at Success Magazine.

Her first book, "Stories that Stick," was a bestselling business book that taught companies how to sell their products and build their brands through storytelling. Her newest book, "Choose Your Story, Change Your Life," is a self-help book that teaches readers how to shift their narrative in a healthy way. 

Why Kindra Hall Is Mentally Strong

Kindra shares many other people’s stories. She’s talked to a variety of entrepreneurs, athletes, and professionals about the stories they tell themselves.

But, she’s also very open about her own stories. She uses social media to tell stories that resonate with her audience–even when she’s made a mistake or when she learned a valuable life lesson the hard way. 

What You’ll Hear on the Show

  • How we develop the stories we tell ourselves
  • Why some of our stories don’t serve us well
  • How to look at the same story from a different perspective
  • Why choosing a different version of the story might change your life
  • The stories Kindra has chosen and how they’ve changed her life
  • Steps you can take to start telling yourself a different version of the story
  • How to learn from other people’s stories
  • How our past stories can dictate the future
  • What procrastination can teach you about the stories you tell yourself
  • How to proactively start telling yourself helpful stories

What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength

Our internal dialogue plays a huge role in our mental health. And our mental health affects our internal dialogue.

Dwelling on the negative can increase your risk of psychological problems. But, psychological problems also increase the chances that you’ll dwell on the negative.

Fortunately, everyone can choose to work on improving their self-talk. When you do, your mental health might improve.

Therapists often help people choose different stories they tell themselves. They help people see themselves, other people, and the world in a different light. Sometimes, choosing different stories helps people develop the mental strength they need to feel their best.

Quotes From Kindra

Kindra Hall

When we try to change our habits, we often go right to the behavior. But there's that slice of time right before the behavior, which is where our stories are.

— Kindra Hall
  • "As we behave, we're doing it with these stories in mind, whether we know it or not. And so these stories can either move you forward or keep you where you are in someplace, [and] bring you backward."
  • "We're not going back to try to pretend that that didn't happen, but we can choose how we see that story."
  • "Anytime you're procrastinating, there are probably some stories there that are keeping you from taking action."

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By Amy Morin, LCSW
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.